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>> tonight a new response from the president to the crisis in iraq, mr. obam that is sending as many as 300 military advisors to iraq, and he said there could be targeted military action if necessary. but what impact will have it on the rebel defensive. and fighters are moving toward baghdad. there's been an intense battle in iraq's largest oil refinery, tonight, the government says it has finally taken control of that facility. jane, what's the reaction there. >> certainly not going to be troops back here. something the prime minister has been seeking from the united states. here on the ground, though, there's a real feeling that whatever happens no matter how many air strikes there are, no matter how many missiles are dropped it is not going to solve the problem. they are not expecting it to solve the problem in rein way. >> the presence again, he wants the leader to govern inclusively, are we seeing any sign of that? well, i think the inclusiveness is that the prime minister would like to include people who support him. we are not seeing a lot of signs of this. now the pri
.m., 3:00 a.m. in baghdad. chemical weapons in iraq, that's the breaking news. sunni extremists fighter haves taken a former chemical weapons production plant that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, apparently. nick robertson is working sources and he's been to the plant years ago and will join us in a moment. jim is working the pentagon. president obama this afternoon call add key moment for iraq. a moment he says the fate of this country hangs in the bat lance. one last chance to keep this country together. the president made a plan tearing iraq apart at the core is political. that's the long-term problem he believes and has to be the long-term solution but because the immediate problem is military, sunni forces rampaging and the iraqi army cuts and runs in the north, mr. obama today offering military help and american military personnel not to fight but advice the iraqi military. after laying out the plan, he got a reminder as if any commander in chief needs one of the consequences of any decision to send americans to danger zones or back into them. he presented the medal of
to operate from. .. part of the job was to train the iraq you military. yesterday, general dempsey was testifying. about what is going on with the iraqi forces. i want to show that and get your take. [video clip] >> in your estimation, why did the iraqi security forces perform so badly? what does this portend for afghanistan? >> date is not universally perform badly. they performed badly in the north, in and around mosul where isil had gained a foothold in convinced some of the sunni elements. >> that was just a few of them. it was tens of thousands. >> isil turned their leaders. in the absence of leaders of the military formation, the soldiers will not stick around and wait to see what happens. collect some of the leaders of those divisions. i will tell you that when i was there from 2005 to 2007, several things were clear to me. we could equip them to fight. it would be harder to give them the logistics architectures. but we did. the hardest thing of all, as i say now, is to build leaders and have those leaders supported >> have those supported. to you question -- and by the way,
in threats from iraq. what this amendment would do is remove the possibility of the u.s. engaging under any circumstances even if it would be in the best interest of our country or allies. i strongly oppose the amendment. it does president make sense and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. lee: this amendment says we are not going to fund combat operations after december 31, 2014. that's what it says and that's what it will do. for the life of me i don't understand why the opposition believes there is a solution. we have been there 13 years. history shows that the united states' military is not going to continue to have military presence and support, what is taking place in afghanistan. it is up to the afghan people to secure their own future and of course we aren't taking away any authority. we have taken away our constitutional duty and responsibility. we can't allow funding for combat operations beyond december, 2014. what are we talking about. we want you to continue funding? you said they would end in
. that is a former top commander in iraq warnings that we only get ourselves into the middle of a sectarian fight than that air strikes calling against the fighters for only make things worse. that it means it is a more inclusive government to recognize that need to day but already you are too late on that and everything else taken from general petraeus and so many others in the man who says now it is up to factions there to get themselves out of their own hell. we had a chance to make things better but we bought a stake and had our chance to make good on threats but did not do what and desperate art -- air strikes will not change it so tonight dragging your feet for so long did nothing to address the of corruption of the maliki government. are we done? that this truly is iraq's problem now. those are my thoughts. we're interested in your ears. #cavuto throughout the show we will share them but now to the real expert world bank president formally you paul wolff olins. good to have you here in the flash. what do you make of the argument that it is too late ? >> we had a lot more options earlier. i
go to gretawire and answer this question. should president obama send combat forces to iraq? good idea or bad idea? vote in our poll. good night from washington. >>> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> at my direction, we have significantly increased our intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance assets. we got a better picture of what's taking place inside of iraq. >> that's it. that's all the u.s.a. is doing to stop the al qaeda army in iraq. tonight, we'll have a robust debate about protecting america. is president obama doing that? >> i talked to one resident down there that said i'm having a hard time buying bread right now because we have got border patrol agents who are putting together peanut and butter sandwiches by the thousands. >> as the mexican border continues to be breached by thousands of illegal aliens many of them kids, texas says it will strike back. we will talk to governor perry tonight. >> what happened to lois lerner's email? >> that i would refer to the irs. they will answer this question. >> also ahead, will the administration get away with losing l
states and american people? >> it's in our interest not to see an all out civil war side of iraq. that can be destabilizing throughout the region. and issues like summer and global emergency markets continue to be important >> the presz acknowledges this situation is reopening debate and emotional scars. laura anthony is live with that part of the story. laura? >> it wasn't easy to get war veterans from talking about iraq. ones we did talk with said they were frustrated but not surprised. retired colonel is long removed from his tour in iraq, but tuned into latest developments there. mostly frustration. we didn't know this is going to happen. why did we wait to try to back up? you knew. i knew. most guys i knew served there knew something like this was going to happen. >> like others who did not want to appear on camera he told us he is frustrateed and angry. it's disheartening >> joey was a marine and has been watching developments there the president's reaction to them closely. the president said today that there will be no boots on the ground. do you
at the bay bridge, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> now the developing crisis in iraq. no air strikes or combat troops. however, president obama did lay out a plan of action for the collapsing country. >> american combat troops are not going to be fighting in iraq again. ultimately, this is something that is going to have to be solved by the iraqis. >> this is at a news conference late this morning. the president said the top priority is to secure the u.s. embassy in iraq. number two, significantly increase intelligence and surveillance to get a picture, a better idea of the terror group isis. and number three, provide an additional 300 military advisers to help train and support iraqi forces. the president says he will consult congress if he decides to use military force. >>> speaking of which, a big move in congress today, house republicans elected a new majority leader. it's kevin mccarthy from bakersfield. the 49-year-old mccarthy is the first californian and the youngest person to ever be the majority leader. he becomes the second most powerful person in the house behind
the u.s. is prepared to take targeted military action in iraq. this will involve sending as many as 300 military "advisers" to the country. that number is in addition to the 275 troops being positioned to provide protection to american interests. the u.s. is also forming joint operations centers with iraqis for intelligence efforts. the president insists there will be no combat troops. >>> reporter: president obama followed a closed meeting with his national security team with a very public statement about what the u.s. will do next in iraq. >> american combat troops are not going to be fighting in iraq again. >> reporter: the president said iraqi leaders must solve their country's problems and that the u.s. cannot do so by sending in tens of thousands of troops. he did commit to sending some "advisers" to support and train iraqi security forces. >> we are prepared to send a small number of additional american military advisers up to 300. >> reporter: president obama did not rule out further action after consulting with congress and other nations. >> we will be prepared to take targeted
president obama promising the hundreds the soldiers heading toward iraq will not be directly in harm's way >> : combat troops not going to the fighting in iraq again. advisers will help train and support iraq to force a gathering the islamic state of our iraq and syria taking several cities and the northwest about iraq. more our options are on the table will be prepared to take targeted military action with its and when we determine the situation on the ground requires it. congresswoman 01 in the president to move cautiously and be careful sending special forces to the with the number that has a tendency to grow he would guard against the so-called mission creep. we do not have the ability to simply solve this problem by sending an 10 of thousands of troops and committing the kinds of blood and treasure that has been and are at this is something that will have to assault by the iraqis. that may be why along with the advisers present obama reportedly sending secretary of state john kerry baghdad that his mission is to convince iraqi leader ahmad hyde to do one of two things work more closel
says the u.s. is prepared to take military action in iraq if necessary as he orders special forces in the country. militants battle iraqi security forces. the report on the mission of the u.s. advisers and fall out here at home. >> reporter: president obama followed a closed meeting with his security team with a very public statement about what the u.s. will do next in iraq. >> american combat troops are not going to be fighting in iraq again. >> reporter: the president said iraqi leaders must solve thes and the u.s -- the problems and the u.s. did commit to send advisers. >> we will spend a small number of advisers to assess how we can train, advise and support iraqi's security forces going forward. >> president obama did not rule out further action. >> we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine the situation on the ground requires it. >> reporter: critics say the president is too late. >> the white house has known for months about this situation in iraq. and when you look, it is not just iraq. it is libya, egypt, syria. the spread of
the united states played in iraq's history in planting the hatred that now marching toward the iraqi capital. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening from new york. i'm chris hayes. and the face of growing chaos in iraq, president barack obama today announced renewed american military involvement in that country. >> we have had advisers in iraq through our embassy and we're prepared to send a small number of additional american military advisers, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advise and support iraqi security forces going forward. american forces will not be returning to combat in iraq. going forward, we will be preparing to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it. if we do, i will consult closely with congress and leaders in iraq and in the region. >> as many as 300 additional military advisers announced today. that coming after the president had already announced the deployment of 275 military personnel to provide security to the u.
military advisors to iraq to provide training for the nation's military forces. obama held a news conference after meeting with his national security team at the white house including secretary of state john kerry. the u.s. president announced the dispatch of military advisors and measures to strengthen an intelligence gathering inside iraq. >> the united states will continue to increase our support to iraqi security forces. we're prepared to create joint operation centers in baghdad and northern iraq, to share intelligence and coordinate planning to confront the terrorist threat of isil. >> obama said the u.s. would promote diplomatic efforts with leaders in iraq and in neighboring countries. he had a large number of u.s. combat forces won't return to iraq and the u.s. will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when it determines that the situation on the ground requires it. obama stressed that he'll continue to consult with congress before making such a decision. the u.s. president said last week that he would closely monitor the situation in iraq and d
will not return to iraq, says president obama, but he leaves open the possibility of more american engagement if needed. >> going forward, we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it. russia ofcuses sending thousands of troops back to the border with ukraine just as the new ukrainian president offers a cease-fire. and you think you are a football fan? the parents of these kids named them after some of the greatest players ever. you could call it a dream team. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. the united states will not send combat rogues back into iraq -- that was president obama's promised today -- the united states will not send combat troops back into iraq. will have more on the white house's decision in a moment, but here is our world affairs editor, john simpson. he has been to a mainly sunni area in the suburbs of baghdad, and he has this report. these are the targets for president obama's bombs and missiles, but isis is clever. it has huge amounts o
. >>> iraq pushing for u.s. air strikes as insurgents push toward bagdad. i'm looking at what america could do to quell the chaos. also oil versus water, i'm looking at both sides of a battle over a pipeline set to run right through a watershed that millions of people depend on. plus, you just got your diploma, now you need a job. i'll tell you the fields that are hiring. i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money." ♪ >> this is "real money." you are the most important part of the show, tell me what is on your mind by tweeting me or hitting me up on facebook. the chaos in iraq continues. sunni muslim officials kept up their attack on the largest oil refinery, and fighters raised the flag of the islamic state of iraq and the levant. meanwhile iraqi prime minister called up retired and reserve officers who active duty on the front lines. that now spans much of northern and western iraq. and the prime minister stepped up calls to hit isil targets with air strikes. president obama discussed the request with his national security team this morning. afterwards he said the u.s. would be prepared t
do we want disincident grace of iraq? what does that look like? are whenning iran instead of -- it's difficult. >> but thanks to representatives loretta sanchez and adam kensinger. from the left i'm stephanie cutter. >> from the right, s.e. cupp. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> the president says they're adviser, but is it mission creep? dozens may have been exposed to deadly live anthrax. dr. sanjay gupta is our guest. an "outfront" investigation police department under investigation for this. >> get on the ground now! get on the ground! >> let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. out front tonight more troops headed to iraq as we get word that john kerry is expected to travel to the country soon. president obama today promising that troops wouldn't be combat troops saying military advisers will head to iraq to combat the terror group isis that is gaining ground. >> we're prepared to send a small number of additional american military advisers, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advise and support iraqi security forces going forward
of iraq. as isis, a group of radical islamic terrorists so extreme, they were thrown out of al qaeda is systematically taking over more and more of that nation. they're stated objective is to create an islamic califate that runs from syria to iraq, and then to work to exterminate jordan, israel and ultimately america. the 1990s, there were roughly 1.2 million christians living in iraq. today there are fewer than 300,000. christians are being persecuted in stunning numbers. they are being stoned, they are being tortured. they are being beheaded, they are being crucified. that's what's happening for people speaking out to their faith. and that's not just people from other nations. pastor saeed abedine. he's an american, an american citizen, a resident of idaho. he was in his native country of iran, building an orphanage when he was sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime of sharing his christian faith. eight years in prison. his wife and his two little kids live in idaho right now. i've had the opportunity to sit down and visit with his wife. she shared a story before this sen
addressing american public on his plan to escalate in iraq. he failed to answer the one basic question he frameed that nation needs answered, how does the situation in iraq pose a national security threat to the united states instead his address vascillateed between a call to action and a promise of no action. contradiction, continue to be a hallmark for this president's presidency. we want to show you two statements from president's iraq news conference, that we believe you will find extraordinary, the president, as he laid out his plan for 300 more military advisors he is sending to iraq, stressing they will not be engageed in combat. >> prepared to send a small number of additional american military advisors up to 300 to asset how we can get train, add size and support iraqi security forces going forward, american forces will not be returning to combat in iraq. lou: now that is when president said about engageing in combat. >> we're developing moreation al targets, associated is isil, going forward we'll be prepared to take targeted and precise military act if and when we determine tha
americans to iraq. he calls them military advisors but they are going right into a danger zone, a country in chaos. and tonight many say president obama is the reason iraq is a disaster. >> and with terrorists marching towards baghdad, we have asked the president for a strategy. [explosion] >> this is about counter terrorism and this is about the future security of the united states. >> we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action. >> until the leaders of our government stop making these bad choices, we will continue to be left with bad options. will white house has known for months about this situation in iraq. >> terrorists who seek to murder americans. >> iran can play a constructive role. >> this is the height of foolishness. >> military advisors, 3 of them heading to iraq. what the iraqis think of that you live from baghdad to the white house and to karl rove to tell us what he thinks. the obama administration did wrong in iraq. and how close is isis to achieving its ultimate goal. we investigate plus congresswoman served in iraq. she goes "on the record" in minut
, it defeats the purpose. >> now, to the crisis in iraq. the president says the u.s. is prepared to take targeted military actions. >> republicans blasted him for not quickly intervening. >> president obama said there is no simple military solution in iraq. >> american forces will not be returning to combat in iraq, but will help iraqis taking the fight to terrorists. >> with these advisors, plus service members being used for beefed up security, that means a total of about 600 u.s. forces could be back in iraq. the president didn't mention air strikes, something the iraqi government requested to fight back against isis extremists. taking control of the key cities he indicated a wait and see approach. >> we'll be prepared to take targeted military actions if, and when, we determine that the situation on the ground requires it. >> republicans have been calling for a swift u.s. military response to stabilize worsening crisis >> there are no good options remaining. this is a culmination of failure after failure of the administration. >> u.s. fighter jets are gathering intelligence and offic
getting back into iraq. question, do you as an american citizen of this country think we should be doing this -- getting back into the iraqi fighting this time in the midst of a civil war? do you think the president has the constitutional -- or the moral authority to do this? i asked these questions tonight because this afternoon president obama who won the presidency by opposing the decision to paycheck take the united states into iraq said he was takings us, if only by a few measured steps, into that country's civil war. yes, he is. the president didn't direct air strikes against isis which is fighting its way to baghdad. he did direct a shipment of intelligence capabilities to iraq to identify what he called potential targets for such strikes. he did direct hubs hundreds of u.s. add vievisers to aide the government now. he did urge president malaki to form a more inclusive government saying we'll send him initial aid nonetheless, no matter what he does or doesn't do. the question tonight for all of us watching and here on this program is under what constitutional or moral right are we
, president obama says taking action in i iraq is an option sending shock waves through the oil and gas market. >> inflation nation, janet yellen called the latest data noisy but how concerned should consumers and investors be about rising prices? >> and big miss, oracles earnings and one take away investors need to watch. that and more for "nightly business report" for thursday, june 19th. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm susie gharib. >> i'm bill griffeth in for tyler mathisen. always glad to be here with you. >> same here. >> turmoil in iraq created problems in the gas market. the united states will increase support for iraqi security forces but reiterated american forces will not be returning to combat. the president's comments came as the iraqi government tried to prevent an advance into baghdad by sunni militants and while the president spoke, oil prices continued to rise. $115 a barrel for the first time this year while west texas intermediate, the u.s. benchmark rose to $106.43 michelle cabrera is on the ground tonight. >> reporter: after many consultations with his national security te
a number of steps to prevent a terrorist takeover in iraq. >> unfortunately nothing he announced shows us he's moving out of george w. bush's shadow. the debate starts right now. >> tonight on "crossfire." -- chaos spreads in iraq. president obama offers u.s. military advisers. >> american combat troops are not going to be fighting in iraq again. >> the threat of terrorism has increased exponentially under this president's leadership. >> on the left, stephanie cutter, on the right, secubb. in the crossfire, representative loretta sanchez, a california democrat and representative anna kinninger. an illinois republican. will u.s. advisers make a difference or draw america closer to war. tonight on "crossfire." >> welcome to "crossfire" i'm stephanie cutter. >> and i'm s.e. kup on the right. two members of congress, today president obama spent more time talking about what we aren't going to do in iraq. and why. than he did making a case that the terrorist takeover of the levant has serious implications for us at home. how sad, george w. bush may still in the white house because president oba
>> alfonsi: tonight, hundreds of u.s. special forces are headed to iraq. >> it is in our national security interests not to see an all-out civil war inside of iraq. >> alfonsi: the president says targeted military action is is possible but no combat. reports from major garrett, clarissa ward, and holly williams in iraq. violent weather hits the midwest, including floods and tornadoes. >> it just hit something. oh, no! >> alfonsi: dr. jon lapook reports dozens of government scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria. and david martin with a humble hero. kyle carpenter risked his life to save a fellow marine. >> ien if you put a thousand marines in that situation, they would all do the exact same thing for me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> alfonsi: good evening. scott is on assignment for "60 minutes." i'm sharyn alfonsi. u.s. military forces are going back to iraq two and a half years after president obama pulled the last troops out, he announced today he's sending as many as 300 special forces back in. the president
>>> on our broadcast tonight, back to baghdad. hundreds of americans on their way to iraq as president obama considers targeted military strikes. hitting home for so many families tonight. why gas prices are going up. >>> wheels of fortune. the hot new way to get around all across this country. people seem to love it so why are so many communities now cracking down. >>> and driving force. she is only 11 years old, and tonight she's on course to make history. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. president obama today talked about u.s. military action in iraq. several hundred american military advisers are heading over there, and as for any attacks on these armed extre extremists who are cutting a violent path across that country and threatening civil war as a result, the american president says that would require precise military action. while he says he will be mindful of so-called mission creep, getting the u.s. involved again in a place where so many americans have a
, and those labs sealed shut tonight. dr. richard besser is right here. >>> the crises in iraq, what the president now says, military action now possible and who he's sending in. the fighter jets tonight already soaring over iraq. martha raddatz is there. >>> if you have bought a lottery ticket, how to know when to believe the store owner when they tell you, you didn't win. the eye opening headline. >>> and hot pursuit, the stunning sight on a golf course. when did the chases go too far and the one thing the officers might soon shoot at that get away car and it's not a bullet. >>> good evening in for diane. it's great to have you on a thursday night. we begin with that scare playing out in atlanta tonight, the cdc asking how could this happen, one of their own workers making a huge and dangerous mistake, potentially exposing his co-workers to live anthrax. here's the latest at this hour. we're learning 75 cdc employees may have been exposed, those workers being treated at this hour. tonight there's now an investigate under way into how this happened. abc's chief medical editor, dr. r
sends military advisers to help iraq, but insists troops will not follow. after the house majority leader steps down. and the youngest golfer to ever qualify for the u.s. open shows what she is made of, in the first round. president obama lays out today how the u.s. will respond to the crisis in iraq. the president says u.s. troops will not return to combat. but he did not rule out air strikes. going forward we will be prepared to take targeted and precise action, if and when we determine the situation on the ground requires it. if we do, i will consult with congress, and leaders in iraq, and in the region. mike, the president says he tends to support forces but he drew a very clear line today, didn't he? >> the key phrase is if and when, and the when seems to be down the road. to try to turn back those advances. time and time again over the course of the last six days since the president first appears. and talks about it, but first he is not going to take that step until the government, the prime minister brings in a more inclusive government until the political situation, and the
recent developments in iraq with congressman rick perry and iraqi war veteran. this is 45 minutes. tesco we are back with congressman scott. republican of pennsylvania who said some homeland security panel and an iraq war veteran. thank you for coming here and talking to our viewers. let me begin with what we are hearing from the military up on capitol hill yesterday. you have the defense secretary chuck hagel and gentle -- general dempsey say it's complicated. airstrikes, that kind of strategy is fraught with complications. >> guest: it's fraught with competition. i'm a helicopter pilot but people and things that are up in the air can end up on the ground very quickly and that really complicates the issue. even our technology were to end up on the ground and we saw what happened in iran and they have the technology and that is compromised and how do you deal with that? all of this is very complicated and a travesty for many of us who served in the country. how are we at this place with so many of us saw it coming when so many of us saw it coming and raised her hand. let's not let this h
with the same purpose as the amendment that i offer this evening, to prevent a war with iraq, to keep our young men and women, our troops, out of harm's way and to be prudent with taxpayers' hard-earned dollars as well as ensuring our national security. madam chair, we are all familiar with the reports coming out of iraq about the horrific sectarian violence taking place. we must not let history repeat itself. these calls to be dragged back into a war in iraq must be rejected because the reality is there's no military solution in iraq and i want to applaud the president for reiterating that again today and for making it clear that he does not want combat troops on the ground in iraq. this amendment would not allow funding for combat operations. this is a sectarian war with ng-standing roots that wrp inflamed when we invaded iraq. any solution must take into account respect for the entire iraqi population. the change iraq needs must come from iraqis rejecting violence in favor of a peaceful democracy that represents all and respects the rights of all. our job is to continue to promote and suppor
will trudge back to iraq. president obama insists as advisers, not combatants, this is "special report." >>> president obama is adamant he will not send combat troops into iraq, but he is expanding u.s. involvement in the crisis there, committing hundreds of military advisers, and hinting that more direct action might be necessary to fight isis insurgents, threatening to ignite a civil war. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with a look at what isis is trying to do, and how well it's doing it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry. what the president is trying to do and avoid. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. president obama decides to not completely decide. critics on the right, he's taking some military action while reassuring nervous allies on the left that this will not become mission creep. declaring the fate of iraq now hangs in the balance. president obama edged the military back into the persian gulf, deploying up to 300 military advisers to counsel the yirgy military, protect the embassy in baghdad, and collect intelligence on the militant group i
up to 300 u.s. military advisers to iraq, to help baghdad blunt the rise of sunni militants. while also calling on the country's leaders to prevent the country's collapse. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this thursday, from the achievement gap in the classroom. to the employment gap in the city as a whole. the push to close racial disparities in wisconsin's capital. >> people don't come to madison so their kids can fail in school. people don't come to madison so their kids can rot in a prison cell. dreamers come to madison and when they feel excluded from the dream they become nightmares! >> ifill: plus, the story of lance corporal kyle carpenter. who fell on a grenade to save his fellow marines. an act of courage and selflessness that earned him the medal of honor. >> i feel like i'm on an even playing field and an even platform with everybody else, awards or not, with everybody else that raised their right hand and said, you know i'll going into harms way. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs new
" is next. tonight the the president announced his plans, for combating the violence in iraq, plus, we're dozens of government scientists exposed to anthrax? big question tonight. sharon alfonse reports on that and more on the "cbs evening news", next. >> alfonsi: tonight, hundreds of u.s. special forces are headed to iraq. >> it is in our national security interests not to see an all-out civil war inside of iraq. >> alfonsi: the president says targeted military action is is possible but no combat. reports from major garrett, clarissa ward, and holly williams in iraq. violent weather hits the midwest, including floods and tornadoes. >> it just hit something. oh, no! >> alfonsi: dr. jon lapook reports dozens of government scientists may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria. and david martin with a humble hero. kyle carpenter risked his life to save a fellow marine. >> ien if you put a thousand marines in that situation, they would all do the exact same thing for me. captioning sponsored by cbs
players on the threat posed by isil in iraq. >> as iraq request the united states carry out airstrikes against sunni militants, we will look at the role of iran while washington and tehran work together to shore up the iraqi regime. first, as do if patent office cancels the trademark registration for the redskins because the football team's name is "disparaging to native americans," we will speak with amanda blackhorse, the navajo activist who filed the lawsuit. then we go to brazil where thousands of people marched wednesday to protest massive spending on the world cup and the call for more affordable housing. we will speak with sportswriter dave zirin. >> the land is incredibly powerful and the world cup in the older books provide what is known as a state of exception to grab the land, remove the favela , and develop it. >> the supreme court sides with so-called fulcher funds over the people of argentina. all of that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has reportedly condition military inter
statement on what he will and won't do in iraq. and we'll are have my exclusive interview with the queen of soul, aretha franklin. we start with developing news about one of the gop's top contenders in 2016. prosecutors claim wisconsin republican governor scott walker is at the center of what they say was a nationwide criminal scheme. it all revolves around walker's controversial 2012 recall campaign. in documents released today, prosecutors write, quote, the scope of the criminal scheme under investigation is expansive. it includes criminal violations of multiple election laws. the filing alleges walker and top aides illegally coordinated with outside conservative groups to raise money and push campaign messages. it includes an e-mail from governor walker to karl rove detailing the activities of a top walker deputy, rj johnson. "bottom line, rj helps keep in place a team that is wildly successful in wisconsin. we are running nine recall elections and it will be like running nine congressional markets in every market in the state and twin cities." so far no criminal charges have been fil
. tonight, the latest on the crisis in iraq with brian williams. we will see you back here at 11:00 with jacqueline london. until then, have a great night. >>> on our broadcast tonight, back to baghdad. hundreds of americans on their way to iraq as president obama considers targeted military strikes. hitting home for so many families tonight. why gas prices are going up. >>> wheels of fortune. the hot new way to get around all across this country. people seem to love it so why are so many communities now cracking down. >>> and driving force. she is only 11 years old, and tonight she's on course to make history. "nightly news" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. president obama today talked about u.s. military action in iraq. several
though new developments surrounding the crisis in iraq. just hours ago, president obama unveiling a course of action in iraq and it involves aid from the united states. thanks for joining us i'm iain page. >> i'm dawn timmeney fox's doug mckelway as the latest developments tonight from the white house. >> reporter: at the white house president obama announces the u.s. will send up to 300 military advisors to iraq as sunny fighters rapidly gain ground. they'll work with the iraqi army to coordinate intelligence and training. >> the best and most effective response to threat like isil will ultimately involve partnerships where local forces like iraqis take the lead. >> reporter: but the president made it clear u.s. ground troops will not return to iraq. and stressed that solutions to the violence are political not military. >> the united states will not pursue military options that support one secretary inside of iraq at the expense of another. there's no military solution and side of iraq certainly not one that is led by the united states. >> reporter: despite calls for the leader
advisers to help iraq, but insists troops will not follow. after the house majority leader steps down. and the youngest golfer to ever qualify for the u.s. open shows what she is made of, in the first round.
to discuss the situation in iraq. he took to the airwaves shortly after, saying that the united states is ready to take targeted action in the country, but ruled out any combat role for u.s. troops on the ground. instead, he announced the deployment of 300 military advisers to help iraqis stem the violence. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> the united states will continue to increase our support to iraqi security forces. we are prepared to create joint occupation centers in baghdad and iraq, to share intelligence, and coordinate planning to confront the terrorist threat of isil. we are prepared to work with congress to provide additional equipment. we have had advisers throughout iraq from our embassy and are prepared to send additional advisers, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advise, and support iraqi security forces going forward. but u.s. president barack obama speaking there. in therespondent is kurdish capital and joins us now. adam, how is that statement likely to go down amongst kurdish people? interest in have no seeing isis as long-term neighbors to th
. could do to the oil business. sunni insurgents led by iraq, continue to press their fight against the iraqi government and bear down on baghdad. oil is becoming a key prize on the battlefield. the government has been fighting insurgents at the country's largest refinery, 130 miles north of the capitol. the fight has been going on for days. there were reports insurgents held the facility for a time on wednesday, and early thursday, but the government now says it is in control. facility remains shut down, when i.s.i.l. overran mosul, the second largest city, it cut off the important oil city from the government, fighters from the iraqi kurdish militia rushed in and took over the city and controlled today. i have been waiting for 6:00 a.m. for 30 litters. this is an unacceptable situation. ala does not accept this, only 30 leaders in iraq? the great country of oil. >> iraqi dudderrish stan is the semiaton mouse region. it controls important oil resources. the government is threatening increasing government over the objections of the government. iraq has the fifth large nest the world
are the top headlines. with speaking about iraq. president, sending up to 300 military advisers to iraq to a with the situation in the country of american forces would not be returning to combat. as insurgents close in on the capitol, the president said it is in america's interest iraq does not dissolve into a civil war. >> iraq you leaders must come a plan foround iraq's future. raqis sunni, kurds, all i must have confidence they can aspire through the political process rather than violence. washington, stephen joins me now with more. does this action means the white house is backing the maliki government? ul they are being caref not to. what their goal is is to give the iraqi government enough time to reform itself and make a government more acceptable to the mainstream sunnis who are backing the insurgents. do that theot feeling is that the country will fall apart. >> i am wondering if you can describe who is on what side. the sunnis being backed by u.s. ally south -- saudi arabia. is that correct? >> there is a proxy war going on here ever since the u.s. invasion. the iranians have
deadly bacteria. and back to iraq. president obama is ready to send hundreds of military advisors to help iraq's military but he insists u.s. troops will not be returning to combat. sound familiar? and terrorists heating up as isis militants leave a trail of death in iraq. there are new concerns that they will team up with another al qaeda offshoot. and abinsult for just about everyone. a potential challenger to hillary clinton is not even in the gate yet but he's already stumbled pretty badly. why women, gay people and southerners are taking offense. wolf blitzer is on assignment. i'm brianna keilar and you're in "the situation room." >> we begin with breaking news. up to 75 government scientists and staffers possibly exposed to the deadly anthrax bacteria. the alert is taking place at the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta. officials say it began when live samples were moved from a highly secure lab to another lab. workers believe the samples were inactive. they did not wear protective equipment. so let's get more on then like serious breach. how could this happen? th
, was steve scaleese of loin. >>> president obama addressed the current situation in iraq saying he would be sending an additional 300 troops to help train and advise iraqi forces. >>> third, the united states will continue to increase our to rooirk security forces. we're prepared to create joint operation centers in baghdad and northern iraq, to share intelligence. and coordinate planning to confront the terrorist threat of isil. through our new counterterrorism partnership fund we're prepared to work with congress to provide additional equipment. we've had advisers in iraq through embassy and we're prepared to send a small number of military advisers, up to 300, to assess how we can best train, advice and support iraqi security forces going forward. american forces won't be returning to combat in iraq. but we will help iraqis as they take the fight to terrorists who threaten the iraqi people, the region and american interests as well. fourth, in recrept days, we've positioned additional u.s. military assets in the region. because of our increased intelligence resources, we're developing
. with conflict in iraq pushing oil prices higher and gas prices near record highs for this time of year, congress wants to squeeze you a little more. remember the gas tax is one of the biggest consumer taxes with more on this, diana with the manhattan institute. david nelson and senator john hogan from north dakota to join us. i will start with you, diane, what do you make of the tax? is it a good idea? >> well, it's better than the alternative which is letting the highway trust fund run out of money and stop spending on infrastructure july 31. it would be better to have a tax on vehicle miles driven. better to divulge the trust fund to the states and let them raise taxes. doesn't look like congress is going to do either of those things. we have to have mechanism so drivers can pay for the roads that you want. gerri: david, do you agree? >> i do, we haven't raised the tax since 1993, over 20 years. the highway trust fund is close to insolvent at this point. a couple of other ideas floated for one time windfall. one is to have a tax holiday, that would be great. do it all. we need to do something
management at charles schwab. >>> it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." >>> it fight over iraq's largest oil refinery as the islamic state of iraq and syria continues its push toward baghd baghdad. earlier today president obama finally spoke out on the terror group, and military options are not off the table. >> we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if and when we determine that the situation on the ground requires it. >> he did stress, however, that this will not include boots on the ground. >> let me repeat, what i've said in the past, american combat troops are not going to be fighting in iraq again. >> but in the end, he went back to the old well, ducking ownership, and, of course, blaming bush. >> but what's clear from the last decade is the need for the united states to ask hard questions before we take action abroad. particularly military action. >> okay. he laid out five points, and we won't go into it. but the takeaway at least, no boots on the ground, but military option's on the table. >> okay, so he'll send some advisers over. it's a littl
of deliberations the president laid out his plan to help iraq fend off attack from sunni militants. those militants are trying to establish an islamic state within parts of the iraq and syria. cbs news correspondent craig boswell gives us a look at the president's plan. >> reporter: president obama says he is ready to send up to 300 military advisors to iraq to help country from falling in the full scale civil war. >> american forces, returning to combat, in iraq, but we will have helped iraqis taking the fight to terrorist who threatened the iraqi people, region and american interests as well. >> reporter: president is not ordering air strikes as of right now, but confirmed he has increased surveillance over iraq. >> going forward we will be prepared to take targeted and precise military action if, and when, we determine that the the situation on the ground requires it. >> reporter: president obama did in the call for iraqi prime minister nor i al-maliki, something many in congress says needs to happen. >> maliki has to be transitioned out, but the only way that is going to happies for us to ass
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